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Why We Need To Return To Federalism

Jim Manzi has some thoughts on conservatism, libertarianism, and subsidiarity.

His emphasis on federalism, despite his conservatism, was the biggest thing that I liked about Fred Thompson.


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Kent G. Budge wrote:

"His emphasis on federalism, despite his conservatism,..."

Not quite following you here. Russell Kirk included particularism, a generalization of the concept of federalism, among the traits tending to characterize persons of conservative inclination.

Rand Simberg wrote:

There are many people who today call themselves conservatives who don't know who Russell Kirk is, and are by any objective measure "fair-weather" federalists (e.g., the Drug Warriors).

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